Peter and Will Anderson Trio from New York

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:30pm

The Anderson’s return again this year after their sold out gig at Bas Bleu in May 2016. 


”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Bethesda, Maryland natives Peter and Will Anderson at a very young age were drawn to the music of Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. They toured the United Kingdom at age 15, and after several years of study with saxophonist Paul Carr, Peter and Will attended Juilliard in New York City, where they currently reside. Their expertise has made them saxophonists of choice for Wycliffe Gordon, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. They’ve headlined at Jazz at Lincoln Center, D.C.’s Blues Alley, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Sarasota, Florida Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s Jazz Corner, Seattle’s Triple Door, Iowa’s Bix Beiderbecke Festival, Miami’s SMDCAC Arts Center, and Phoenix’s The Nash. Their ensemble has performed in 26 U.S. States and toured Japan. Peter and Will released Correspondence, featuring Kenny Barron, which was listed by Vanity Fair magazine in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.” Featuring guitarist Alex Wintz, the Anderson’s Trio recently released Reed Reflections, which the Washington Post calls “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz tunes.”

The Peter and Will Anderson Trio

The Peter and Will Anderson Trio

Press Release

“TOE-TAPPING, HEART-LIFTING JAZZ”

New York Post, Frank Scheck (Sept. 16, 2012) (900)

“YOU DUDES ARE THE FUTURE! YOU ALL HAVE MADE MY SOUL SMILE, AND YOU MADE A 78 YEAR-OLD EX-BE-BOPPER SMILE LIKE A FOX EATIN’ SAUERKRAUT”
Quincy Jones (January, 10, 2012)
PETE AND WILL ANDERSON ARE VIRTUOSOS ON BOTH CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE” New York Times, Stephen Holden (May 27, 2010) (524) “THESE GUYS FLOOD THE ROOM WITH JOY”Seattle Times, Paul de Barros (August 2014) (343)
“[THEIR] SAXOPHONES AND CLARINETS ELEGANTLY CONVERGE, CONVERSE AND ENGAGE IN DELIGHTFUL COUNTERPOINT…THE ARRANGEMENTS, IMAGINATIVELY UNFOLDING IN WAYS THAT CONSISTENTLY BRING A FRESH PERSPECTIVE TO CLASSIC POP AND JAZZ TUNES”
 
“PETER AND WILL ANDERSON CONSISTENLY RISE TO THE CHALLENGE, DISPLAYING A FIRM GROUNDING IN BOP/POSTBOP TRADITION AND DEMONSTRATING IMPRESSIVE HARMONIC AND RHYTHMIC ASSURANCE… FLUID IMPROVISATIONS GENERATE LOTS OF COLOR AND CONTRAST.”
  
“LE JAZZ HOT” NOMINATED FOR “OUTSTANDING REVUE”

2014 DRAMA DESK AWARDS (322) “REMARKABLE!” Wall Street Journal, Will Friedwald (Sept. 20, 2012) (639) 

“A WONDERFUL EARFUL, FROM EXPERT JAZZ MUSICIANS!”
Theatermania, Barbara and Scott Siegel (Sept. 17, 2012)
 
“DELIGHTFUL, DAZZLING AND INFECTIOUS – THIS SHOW IS TOO GOOD!”
Backstage, Robert Windeler (Sept. 16, 2012) (560)
 
“EXTRAORDINARILY TALENTED – THE ANDERSON TWINS ARE MUSICAL GENIUSES!”
NYTheatre.com, Amber Gallery (Sept. 12, 2012) (459)
 
“A 90 MINUTE MUSICAL MARVEL – A STEP BACK IN TIME TO THE MUSIC OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK!”
Examiner.com, Sandi Durell (Sept. 17, 2012) (578)
 
“A GLORIOUS RECREATION OF THE BIG BAND SOUND!”
CurtainUp, Elyse Sommer (Sept. 15, 2012) (800)
 
“PHENOMENALLY TALENTED – AN EVOCATION OF A BYGONE ERA!”
 BlogCritics.org, Jon Sobel (Sept. 16, 2012) (1362)
 

“OFFERING SOME CLARINET-ON-CLARINET VIOLENCE ON “CRAZY RHYTHM,” LIKE A MUSIC IN A CONSTANT STATE OF CREATION AND REINVENTION” The Wall Street Journal, Will Friedwald (Jul 13, 2011) (582)

“THE HIGHLY TOUTED ANDERSON BROTHERS WERE ALSO EXHILARATING-AND THE AUDIENCE RESPONSE REFLECTED THAT ENERGY”
Jazz Inside Magazine, Eric Frazier (May 1, 2011) (542)
 
“THE MUSIC FROM WILL AND PETE ANDERSON EMERGED PURE AND NATURAL”
Epoch Times, June 29th (June 29, 2010) (1008)
 
“THEY’RE NATURALS AND WHILE ESSENTIALLY INTO BEBOP-THEY PLAY WITH A PASSION, UNPREDICTABILITY AND SENSE OF DISCOVERY THAT CAN MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE BACK AT THE BEGINNING OF IT AT MINTON’S. THEY CAN CLAIM AN ASTONISHING AFFINITY FOR THE FULL RANGE OF JAZZ FORMS AND STYLES. I’VE LISTENED TO THEM PLAY ALL KINDS OF JAZZ NOW AND HAVE YET TO HEAR AN INAUTHENTIC NOTE” 
 
“I WAS THOROUGHLY SWEPT AWAY BY THE ANDERSON TWINS AND THEIR BAND…THEY EACH PLAY THE CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE WITH A DEVOTION THAT IS APPARENT IN EVERY NOTE”
 The Boston HerEEN IMPLANTED WITH A LIFETIME OF EXPERIENCE AT BIRTH…NOW THEY HAVE THE JAZZ WORLD BY THE TAIL”
 
“EVERYTHING YOU PLAY YOU REALLY MEAN. THAT’S RARE THESE DAYS”.  Dr. Billy Taylor (Apr 1, 2009)

“[PETER AND WILL ANDERSON] DEMONSTRATE GIFTS FOR WRITING, ARRANGING AND BLENDING THEIR HORNS IN A WAY THAT, EVEN IF THEY WEREN’T BROTHERS, MIGHT PUT YOU IN MIND OF SIBLING VOCAL GROUPS LIKE THE ANDREWS SISTERS OR THE BEACH BOYS’ WILSON BROTHERS… VERY PLEASING” (PART OF “FOUR NEW RELEASES TO MAKE YOU LOVE JAZZ”)

Vanity Fair, Bruce Handy (March 1, 2013) (810)
  

“AS PLAYERS AND COMPOSERS, THEY SPARKLE… THESE YOUNG MEN CAN PLAY SUPERBLY, AND THEY HAVE THAT IMPORTANT EXTRA FACILITY TO MAKE THEIR MUSIC SWING LIKE MAD.”

  New Jersey Jazz Journal, Joe Lang (March 2013)

“WILL AND PETER ANDERSON MADE LIKE A PAIR OF SEASONED ARTIE SHAWS.  THEY’RE REAL PERFORMERS.” Gay City News (Jan 8th, 2008) (637)

 
“THEY’RE TWO YOUNG MEN WHO SEEM TO HAVE B
 
 “IF THERE’S EVER BEEN SIBILING JAZZERS QUITE LIKE THE ANDERSON BROTHERS, IT’S STAYED A LOCAL SECRET […] WHO BOTH PLAY CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE WITH EXCEPTIONAL AGILITY […] FLUENT AND COMFORTABLE”
 
“PETER AND WILL ANDERSON HAVE MADE A BIG SPLASH ON THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ SCENE IN A BIG HURRY…WILBER, LUCKY THOMPSON, ROLAND KIRK AND SIDNEY BECHET WERE AMONG THE SELECT FEW WHO TRULY MASTERED THE DIFFICULT SOPRANO SAX. JUDGING FROM THEIR PLAYING THE BROTHERS HAVE JOINED THIS SOPRANO SAX ROYALTY.”
 
“JAZZ HISTORY, HUMOR, AND LIVE MUSIC THAT YOU’LL LOVE.  PETER AND WILL ADD THEIR OWN TWIST AND ARE TRUE SHOWMEN.  SOMEHOW THEY MANAGE TO ACCOMPLISH ALL OF THESE FEATS WITH FLAIR AND WELL-PLACED HUMOR.” Theasy, Shoshana Roberts (Dec 2013) (794)
 
“WITH THEIR WHOLESOME LOOKS AND DEADPAN WIT – THEY LOOK LIKE A PAIR OF YOUNG JIMMY STEWARTS – WILL AND PETER ANDERSON MAKE AN APT PAIR OF MUSICAL HOSTS.” Lighting and Sound America, David Barbour (Dec 2013) (372)
 
“THE AMUSINGLY DROLL AND FRIENDLY NARRATIVE BANTER FROM THE HANDSOME AND CHARMING TWINS IS CARRIED OFF WITH A GENTLE EASE THAT CREATES A DELIGHTFUL CONNECTION WITH THE AUDIENCE”  David Dow Bentley III
“I SAW COUPLES HOLDING ONE ANOTHER’S HANDS, KISSES BEING EXCHANGED, SMILES SHARED WITH STRANGERS, AND AN ALL AROUND SPIRIT OF LE JOIE DE VIVRE COMPETING WITH THE MUSIC FOR SPACE IN THE ROOM” 
“A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF TWO HEADS BEING BETTER THAN ONE.  OUTFITTING A GROUP WITH ALTO AND TENOR SAXOPHONES PERFECTLY ENCAPSULATES THE WIDE HARMONIC ARRAY AND COLORFUL TIMBRAL RANGES EASH INSTRUMENT CAN ACHIEVE”Hot House, Eric Wendell (May 2014) (269)